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Should my delphiniums be up by now? 


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    Yes definitely,  they may have been slug chewed as soon as they poked their shoots up.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thank you, I will check tomorrow! 
  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 410
    Mine was being eaten so I put a slug collar round the base and now it is happy and I think there's even a flower bud forming.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Slugs love them so much that they'll eat the stem well down into the soil, leaving just a hole!
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,269
    I surrounded mine with a copper mesh strip and a circle of H. grit, so far, they look okay.
  • Thank you for the info.
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